Chouest crew kidnappings are part of worrying trend


Pride is first Norwegian Cruise Lines ship with scrubbers

October 29, 2013—The first Norwegian Cruise Line ship to be equipped with exhaust gas scrubbers will be its U.S.-flag Pride of America, which is Hawaii (and thus North American ECA) based. The ship is now in the final phases of installation of its fuel scrubbers. Meantime, the two 4,200 berth Breakaway-class cruise ships, Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Bliss, which are under construction by German shipbuilder Meyer Werft, will also be equipped with fuel scrubbers.

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Chouest crew kidnappings are part of worrying trend
The two U.S. citizens kidnapped from Chouest’s C-Retriever are not the first seafarers to be seized off Nigeria, and not the first Chouest crew to be captured—back in November 2011, three crew members were kidnapped from the Chouest supply vessel C-Endeavor in a similar attack off the coast of Nigeria.

MEO to take Svitzer stake in Thailand’s UWT
UWT operates a fleet of five state of the art marine support vessels (MSVs) and utility vessels supporting tanker lifting, static tow, drilling rig activities, anchor handling, SPM maintenance, floating hose maintenance, cargo transportation, stand-by, fire-fighting and oil spill response.

Damen Galati delivers third PSV 3300 in series
The PSV 3000 is equipped with azimuth thrusters and dynamic positioning (DP2), and its design is distinguished by slender hull lines to meet challenging conditions, minimize fuel consumption and to enhance crew comfort.

Vroon declares options for two more PX121 PSVs
Flexible tank capacities allow the PX121 to support drilling activities with longer and deeper boreholes and activities further from shore.

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